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Museo di Palazzo Ducale, Mantua
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More like a small city than a palace, Museo di Palazzo Ducale features 500 rooms built from the 14th century onwards. It covers 3.5 hectares (8.6 acres). Explore the complex's buildings, inner courtyards, and gardens. You'll see large frescoes, intricate wooden detailing, Roman artifacts, and paintings by local and famous Italian artists. Visit the duke's apartments, which for four centuries was home to Mantua's Gonzaga family. Use our Mantua itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Museo di Palazzo Ducale and other attractions in Mantua.
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  • Take the full tour, it's worth it. The input figure is not indifferent but be warned that it's worth it all. Suitable for all except small children that obvious is they would tire.
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  • It's always best to book especially on weekends and public holidays. Take it calmly and iaffittate a guide with headphones for the price of 5 euro (one in two) warned that in the Palace there is still a place of refreshment, but at the entrance there are coffee dispensing machines, drinks etc, so enjoy if you need a coffee! I say nothing of the building, only that it is magnificent.
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  • Interesting and instructive, even though there are egregious as elsewhere. Council to hear the history of the House of Gonzaga (beginning with the expulsion of Bonaccolsi) to better understand the various additions of the Palace and the many coats of arms which take place in the rooms. Some interesting work of art gallery (including Rubens damaged by Napoleon) and the beautiful sarcophagus of Alda d'Este.
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